Animals in their Environment

Photo © Sudipta Maulik

1st classified

Sharing resources
by Audun Rikardsen


During winter in northern Norway, large biomasses of herring have overwintered in fjords during 3-4 dark winter months in recent years. This has attracted hundreds of whales and fishing vessels. The killer whales have learned the sound of the boats when they haul their herring ba...

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2nd classified

Scream of Death
by Antonius Andre Tjiu


The snake in this photograph is curled in defense, knowing that its best chance for survival lies in attacking the much larger Crested Serpent Eagle.

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3rd classified

Leap of Faith (Jump of the wildebeest)
by Nicole Cambré


This wild beast did not wait for its turn to cross the Mara River and jumped over all of the others. The image was caught at the instant in which the wild beast fell.

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3rd classified

Lioness hunt
by Pierluigi Rizzato


In late afternoon, when the sun light is rapidly fading, a lioness is crawling in the grass while getting closer to a herd of Thomson Gazelles. Then, all of a sudden, it springs and attacks.

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Honorable mention

Leap about life and death
by Xiaoliang Liu


I was planning to shoot migratory salmons swimming upstream that encountered brown bears on the way to spawn. It took me two years to succeed. The plan was a failure in 2013, and so I returned in 2014. I was waiting in the Alaska Kent National Reserve for four days and was finall...

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Orangutan in The Rain
by Andrew Suryono


I was taking pictures of some Orangutans in Bali when it started to rain. Just before I put my camera away, I saw this Orangutan take a taro leaf and put it on top of its head to protect himself from the rain, and I immediately caught the moment.

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Help me
by Audun Rikardsen


A humpback whale had entangled itself in the internet cable of the entire village where Audun lives. The whale was desperate and struggled for its life for over 24 hours. Eventually the whale was released with a team coordinated by the coast guard, fire-fighters, Audun and his fr...

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Honorable mention

Cape Buffalo with Yellow-billed Oxpecker
by Barbara Fleming


I was photographing a herd of Cape Buffalo when I became fascinated by an active Yellow-billed Oxpecker flying on and around all the Buffalo. The challenge became to capture an Oxpecker in a shot as it came in for a landing and I was thrilled that I was able to capture this image...

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Pilots
by David Robinson


During Djibouti's winter season, juvenile whale sharks aggregate in the coastal waters of the Gulf of Tadjoura. As part of a research team studying these juvenile sharks, I had the opportunity to photograph them and their associated fauna. Here, a school of golden pilot fish acco...

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Turtles in the sun rays
by Greg Lecoeur


During a scuba dive in Tenerife, I crossed the path of these 2 green turtles. It was early morning and sunbeams pierced the surface. I adjusted the setting of my camera and waited for the turtles to come close enough to take their photo.

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Moment of Life
by Roie Galitz


The Polar Bear waited for hours and days near the seal's breathing hole, and I waited with her. In the exact moment the seal came out for air she caught it by the neck and pulled it up. She looks as if she is hugging the seal and the little cub is looking on from behind, but this...

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Preso!!!!
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TANGO KOMODO
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The photo, taken in Indonesia, shows two Komodo dragons fighting each other in the Komodo National Park. Not only these animals are not easy to see, but the fighting situation makes this picture an extremely rare one.

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Eagles fight
by Marco Poggioni


In the Finnish Lapland the white-tailed eagles live around the lakes which, during winter, completely freeze over. The quarrels between these animals are frequent, mainly competing for the lacking food in winter.

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capture
by Milo Angelo Ramella


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The only stork hunter lion
by Jorge Alesanco


Since this lioness has remained alone, she has been forced to specialize in hunting these migrating storks in order to stay alive and feed her two cubs. After taking this shot, I got to know that this is the only and unique case of a lion or lioness hunting white storks.

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Yellow morning
by Tibor Kércz


The image was captured hiding into a small pond in Kiskunsagi National Park, in Hungary. The Kingfisher grabs the small fish from under water and emerge with it. This is an early morning shot, with the reflection of the sunlit reeds in the background.

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Great grey owl
by Niko Pekonen


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PURGATORY
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The image shows some wildebeest while crossing the Mara river, in Kenya. The water's drops, as well as the dust surrounding the photo, give us a glimpse of what a great migration looks like.

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centro
by Matteo Visconti


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Expedition in the marsh
by Gian Luigi Fornari Lanzetti


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Pig-tailed Macaque drinking water
by C.s. Ling


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The Stranglehold
by Alison Buttigieg


A mother cheetah teaches her two youngsters how to kill prey. She caught an impala for her family and it simply froze, probably as a result of fear and shock. It put up no fight whatsoever - and is seemigly aware there is no hope for it in this three-against-one contest.

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Snow-capped Snow Monkeys
by C.s. Ling


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Don go
by Jianhui Liao


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Playing with the dinner
by Vladislav Kamenski


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blowball
by Perdita Petzl


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Playing With The Stars
by simone caprodossi


It is a magic experience to spend hours playing with young sea lions in the colony of Isla Espiritu Santo. The sea lions seem to take as much pleasure as us in having new playmates. This sea lion suddenly picked up a sea star and started throwing it in mid water and to then catch...

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L'orso e la luna
by Marco Gaiotti


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KISS MY FROG PRINCE
by Lessy Sebastian


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